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[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Washington|Washington]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Lewis County'''
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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[http://lewiscountywa.gov/ Lewis County Courthouse]<br> 351 NW North Street<br> Chehalis, WA 98532<br> Phone 360.740.2704<br>
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County Auditor has birth and death records 1891-1907<br> and marriage records from 1850. <br>County Clerk has divorce, probate and court records from 1870’s. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Lewis County, Washington page 733, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
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==== Parent County  ====
 
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'''1845'''--Lewis County was created from the District of Vancouver. &nbsp;'''County seat''': Chehalis <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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'''21 December 1845:''' Lewis County was as an original county in the [[Oregon Territory|Oregon Territory]]. '''County seat''': Chehalis <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
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[[Cowlitz County, Washington|Cowlitz]] | [[Grays Harbor County, Washington|Grays Harbor]] | [[Pacific County, Washington|Pacific]] | [[Pierce County, Washington|Pierce]] | [[Skamania County, Washington|Skamania]] | [[Thurston County, Washington|Thurston]] | [[Wahkiakum County, Washington|Wahkiakum]] | [[Yakima County, Washington|Yakima]]
  
 
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*1849 Territorial Transcription and Index&nbsp; (part of Oregon Census)
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*1850
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*1883
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*1890 Veterans
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*1900
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*1910
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*1920
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*1930
  
 
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LDS Ward and Branch Records
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*Chehalis
  
 
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
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*'''Washington Death Certificates 1907-1960 '''A free internet index to the 1907-1960 death certificates can be&nbsp;found at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1454923 FamilySearch Record Search], no images are available. A&nbsp;transcribed death certificate may contain such information as name of the deceased, date and place of death, age, gender, birth date and birth place, mother’s maiden name and name of spouse, place of residence, occupation and certificate numbers.
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Centralia Washington Family History Center]]
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*[[Morton Washington Family History Center]]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=207713&subject_disp=Washington%2C+Lewis&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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*{{FHL|Washington%2C+Lewis|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/WA/Lewis/ Lewis County, Washington Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
 
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[[Category:Lewis_County,_Washington]]
 
[[Category:Lewis_County,_Washington]]

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Contents

County Courthouse

Lewis County Courthouse
351 NW North Street
Chehalis, WA 98532
Phone 360.740.2704

County Auditor has birth and death records 1891-1907
and marriage records from 1850.
County Clerk has divorce, probate and court records from 1870’s. [1]

History

Parent County

21 December 1845: Lewis County was as an original county in the Oregon Territory. County seat: Chehalis [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Cowlitz | Grays Harbor | Pacific | Pierce | Skamania | Thurston | Wahkiakum | Yakima

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

  • 1849 Territorial Transcription and Index  (part of Oregon Census)
  • 1850
  • 1860
  • 1870
  • 1871
  • 1880
  • 1883
  • 1890 Veterans
  • 1900
  • 1910
  • 1920
  • 1930

Church

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Chehalis

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

  • Washington Death Certificates 1907-1960 A free internet index to the 1907-1960 death certificates can be found at FamilySearch Record Search, no images are available. A transcribed death certificate may contain such information as name of the deceased, date and place of death, age, gender, birth date and birth place, mother’s maiden name and name of spouse, place of residence, occupation and certificate numbers.

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Lewis County, Washington page 733, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).